(Ping! Zine) SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative on-demand data center services provider will enable customers to take advantage of Citrix Cloud Solutions announced today at Citrix Synergy™ 2010. SoftLayer has partnered with Citrix to host the Virtual Demo Center which demonstrates how these initiatives can be implemented in SoftLayer’s infrastructure-as-a-service model.
Citrix Cloud Solutions are based on an open technology stack with deep interoperability between layers, enabling enterprises to support existing investments including third-party virtualization technologies and tools. A key solution highlighted by the Virtual Demo Center is the Citrix Cloud Solution for On-Demand Demos, which enables companies to leverage cloud computing to dynamically create customer training environments to demonstrate how a product functions.
“The Virtual Demo Center, running on SoftLayer CloudLayer™, shows the value cloud can bring to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs),” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. “Using the Citrix Cloud Solution for On-Demand Demos, SoftLayer can enable ISVs to stand up fully isolated Proof of Concept (PoC) environments on demand without having to burden the sales force, channel, or customers with concerns over provisioning and configuring the PoC hardware and software capacity.”
“SoftLayer’s CloudLayer solution offers a highly effective environment to operate a hosted Citrix deployment,” said Klaus Oestermann, Group VP and GM, Networking and Cloud Product Group, Citrix Systems. “In fact, deploying XenDesktop® PoCs in SoftLayer has been a large contributor to helping Citrix accelerate its market lead in desktop virtualization by allowing partners to instantly demonstrate the value of Citrix solutions to their customers.”
The addition of Citrix Cloud Solutions into the SoftLayer portfolio of cloud-based services increases the value that NetScaler® VPX and XenServer® already provide. Offering its customers application delivery controllers as an on-demand, cloud-based service with NetScaler VPX, SoftLayer can deliver the industry’s best load balancing, application optimization, and “pay-as-you-grow” pricing. Citrix XenServer allows SoftLayer to provide a dynamic server virtualization tool that maximizes efficiency and increases hardware utilization. SoftLayer chose Citrix over other providers such as F5 and VMware® because its technologies provide the lowest TCO and highest level of cloud innovation.
SoftLayer is participating in this year’s Citrix Synergy as a Gold Level Sponsor. Please visit SoftLayer at booth 306 for more information on SoftLayer’s hosted Citrix Cloud Solutions environment.